Arsenal are keen on adding another player with the surname Martinelli to their ranks in the summer, with Fluminense prospect Matheus a target for the transfer window.
According to Globo Esporte, the Gunners are keen to sign the player who has a release clause of £35 million in his deal with the Brazilian outfit.
The two Martinelli’s are not related but he could follow the same pathway to the Premier League as Gabriel when transfers are permitted once again.
Martinelli is a central midfielder and has scored three goals in 17 games since making the step up to play first-team football.
An injection of energy in the middle of the park wouldn’t go amiss in Mikel Arteta’s ranks.
Mo Elneny and Granit Xhaka are both similar players, whilst Dani Ceballos will return to Real Madrid in the summer.
Supporters have been discussing the possibility of another Martinelli checking in at North London on Twitter.
Here is what the fan base had to say.
(Brazilian here) this guy is pretty good, promising player
— Henrique (@henriqcarry) April 10, 2021
People seem to forget the Gabriels 😅. But if they’re all these guys’ levels I won’t mind at all
— That Brazilian Marlie (@MarlieChillen) April 10, 2021
In a few years we are gonna have an full XI of Martinellis and I’m all for it
— Tom Conte ➐ (@TomConte23) April 10, 2021
Edu Masterclass!!!! pic.twitter.com/FtoZbUioJZ
— BrilliantBukayo🇮🇪🇮🇪 (@baley_tim) April 10, 2021
Martinelli, you just know his future is bright
— Yhung (@NasiruOjochide) April 10, 2021
— 33 ® (@the1886club) April 10, 2021
Another future ballon d'or winner pending 😭😭
— Nathan (@Gibberishgooner) April 10, 2021